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If anything summed up the winning mentality of the City team of 2017/18, it was one moment during the Blues’ festive trip to St James’ Park to face Newcastle United.
City had just broken the Magpies’ stubborn resistance on 31 minutes with Raheem Sterling squeezing the ball home to put the Premier League leaders in control.
But just two minutes later, the hosts came within a whisker of levelling.
Yedlin’s cross found Joselu whose mistimed overhead kick landed at the feet of Rolando Aarons who attempted to chip Ederson only for Nicolas Otamendi to somehow get back to head the ball off the line before being clattered by a Newcastle player as he did so.
It was brave, athletic and underlined the desire to win at all costs and also turned out to be crucial with City running out 1-0 winners.
As the City fans sang ‘Mind the gap’ to our nearest rivals, the team continued to power towards the finish line.
The Blues were relentless in their pursuit of the title and never let up for a moment, inching ever further ahead.
The record 19-point lead was confirmed with virtually the last kick of the game on the final day of the season – yet another record in a record season of records!
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